Welcome to Year 3
Welcome to year 3. Years 3 is a special year when the children will be relied on to show how they’ve become more sensible and responsible now that they are ‘developing’ Juniors. We have some exciting things to learn together, so it’s time to get plenty of sleep in order to grow our brain healthily. Don’t forget to bring in a water bottle every day too! Mrs Cooper will always be ready to help. Please do see one of us if you need any help.
Catholic children in year 3 also start their sacramental journey. In the summer term, we will be learning more about the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion.
For more information about learning in Year 3, please see our class newsletter or the Curriculum page of our website.
Mrs L Harvey
Year 3 Class Teacher
Mrs L Cooper
Throughout the year, we will be teaching about Revelation, The Church, Celebration and Life in Christ. We aim to engage and equip our children with the knowledge, understanding, skills and belief to be good citizens within the local and universal community, drawing inspiration from Divine Revelation, including the whole world around them.
As children are more confident about paragraph structure, along with sentence development and application of technical vocabulary, they will experience writing of a more formal nature. Our grammar content has some more tricky aspects such as apostrophes to master and widening our range of adverbial choices.
Children will start writing with a view to performing their writing. This aspect of their work is having an impact on word choice, sentence structuring, punctuation and coherence (flow). By presenting their work aloud, the children are more readily able to improve their work in some way because of the way it sounds.
Each week we will present our ‘Handwriting’ award. To earn this, children are regularly challenged to improve their presentation. The children understand that sometimes it may be necessary to re-write a section of work to demonstrate they are making adequate progress and showing a consistent effort.
Underpinning so much of the curriculum is speed and recall of times tables, so please continue with plenty of practise. TT Rockstars has pre-set schedules for each child depending on their need. This is reviewed as their accuracy improves.
Children will carry out mastery tasks to ensure they can apply strategies unaided and there will be problem solving lessons to build reasoning and logic skills such as working systematically.
Things to remember
Home reading books should come into school every day so that they can be changed regularly at lunchtime.
TT Rockstars will help with times tables so you can move places on our weekly leaderboard.
A water bottle only please and not cordial.
Reading Quizzes take a quiz regularly.